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Planning And Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for administrative and technical assistance to the Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition, the Department provides general planning, zoning and permitting assistance to the public.

Other duties include the processing and filing of all zoning and planning applications. Additionally, the Department prepares all meeting agendas, legal notices for zone changes and special exception applications in accordance with state statutes and provides general assistance to other departments, boards and agencies. Staff Reports are provided monthly to the Commission, special studies are conducted on an as need basis and assistance is provided for the Coastal Area Management Program. Quarterly and Annual reports are also prepared and distributed to all City Departments and Boards as well as the preparation of the Annual Department Budget.

The Department is also responsible for overseeing the Zoning Enforcement Program including the enforcement of local zoning regulations and sediment and erosion control regulations. Duties also include the processing of Zoning Permits for dwelling units, additions, pools, decks, sheds, home offices, commercial/industrial occupancy and filling and grading.

The Planning and Zoning Commission conducts their regular meetings every month, as posted online and on the City calendar. Special Meetings are conducted on an as need basis.

Applications for Zoning Compliance are now available online. Click the banner below to begin.


City Hall
54 Hill Street – Third Floor
Shelton, CT 06484


(203) 924-1555 ext. 1510

Department Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Public Hours:

By Appointment Only

Dept. Head:

Alexander Rossetti,  Administrator

Alexandrea Castro, Asst Administrator

Ronald Baia, ZEO

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Zoning Documents:


Regulation Documents:

  1. Planning & Zoning Regulations- Recodified April 2024
  2. Schedule A Permitted Uses
  3. Schedule B – Standards 
  4. Subdivision Regulations
  5. Building Zoning Map 2011
  6. Zoning Map 2019
  7. 2017 Update of 2006 POCD
  8. Original PRD Regulations- Replaced by DRD on 9/01/2017
  9. District Requirements PDD   (2-6-2019)
  10. PDD SECTIONS   (2-6-2019)
  11. Affordable Housing Plan 2022-2027